I attended Binghamton University and then the Fashion Institute of Technology, where I received an MA in Fashion & Textile History, Theory, and Museum Practice. I've worked at the Albany Institute of History & Art, the Chapman Museum, the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, and the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum.
I study fashion, particularly women's fashion, and particularly women's fashion from about 1680 to about 1960. I can and do also make patterns from original garments, and make the garments themselves with authentic sewing techniques.
My broader research interests are women's history of the same period, and the history of queenship.
I have been maintaining a blog on historical fashion since 2011. It can be found here.
It contains articles based on original research, translations of primary sources, patterns of extant garments, and more!